Pierre Vervloesem Group - CD Release (21.01.22) - Concert Release (29.01.22)

Pierre Vervloesem gets the best out of the Belgian compromise: the mastery of the jazz register, the use of the crazy rhythms of rock, combined with the lively and limitless sides of the electronic universe.
His new career-retrospective 12-track album, 30 Years of Success, will be released on January 21st on the Belgian record label Off – Record label(www.off-recordlabel.blogspot.com)
On January 29th, for the first time in his career, Pierre Vervloesem will play his own compositions live, surrounding himself with a great new band to offer a quality work sprinkled with a touch of madness that is his trademark. A live music opportunity not to be missed! Book your tickets for the CD release concert @ Les Riches-Claires in Brussels here: https://lesrichesclaires.be/port…/pierre-vervloesem-group/

Pierre Vervloesem Group

Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers will be on the programme of the prestigious WOMAD Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. (12 november)

Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers will be on the programme of the prestigious WOMAD Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 12 November sharing the stage with Oumou Sangare, Amparanoia and Said Muti.

Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers seront au programme du prestigieux WOMAD Las Palmas de Gran Canarial e 12 novembre partageant la scène avec Oumou Sangare, Amparanoia et Said Muti.

🎟Tickets and program available now at www.lpacultura.com

Fantastic Vocal Sampling concerts with the Tonkünstler Orchester and conductor Yutaka Sado in Vienna

Fantastic concert last night  (28/10/21) at the Musikverein in front of more than 1000 spectators.

Superb musical and human alchemy between Vocal Sampling, the Tonkünstler-Orchester, the conductor Yutaka Sado and the audience.

Another great evening (29/10/21) and concert in the Festspielhaus St. Pölten with Vocal Sampling, the Tonkünstler-Orchester and conductor Yutaka Sado .
A lot of musical emotion.
Fantastic audience that graced all the performers with an intense standing ovation.

DUPLEX : Première Mondiale à au Centre Culturel de Dinant le 25 septembre 2021 à 20h00

DUPLEX est la rencontre de 2 musiciens renommés de la scène belge, Didier Laloy (accordéon diatonique) et Damien Chierici (violon).
C’est aussi la rencontre de 2 générations et de 2 univers musicaux différents qui au départ n’étaient pas forcément appelés à se croiser un jour.

Didier a un background des musiques traditionnelles/world et est reconnu pour avoir apporté un renouveau à l’accordéon diatonique au niveau international.
Damien, lui, est issu de la foisonnante et créatrice mouvance de la scène «pop/rock» liégeoise.

En mars 2020, le temps du COVID-19 est arrivé et a poussé les artistes à se réinventer et explorer de nouveaux horizons.
L’occasion était belle pour eux deux de se lancer dans une nouvelle aventure musicale et de créer DUPLEX où ils fusionnent leurs influences saupoudrées de world, d’electro-pop et d'ambiances cinématographiques.
Un carnet de voyages rêvés, surréalistes et fantasmés à la sauce belge fait de rencontres multicolores et de saveurs épicées.

Afin de compléter le casting du groupe, ils emmènent dans leurs bagages les supers musiciens que sont Olivier Cox (batterie) et Quentin Nguyen (claviers).


(C) Michel De Bock

VOTE NOW! - Bai Kamara Jr nominated for Blues Blast Music Award (USA)

July 20, 2020

Bai Kamara Jr.’s new album Salone, which was released earlier this year under the project name Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers, has been nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award in the category ‘Best Acoustic Blues Album’.

Online voting is open and available to anyone until September 5, 2020.
Fans can support Bai Kamara Jr. by casting their vote HERE.

The nomination for this prestigious Blues award is an honour and a great achievement for Bai, the only nominee from outside of North America across all categories of this year’s competition. It is also a beautiful sign of international recognition of this particular blues album, which marks a new stage in Kamara Jr.’s career.

The 13th annual Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by the US-based Blues Blast Magazine, the largest free weekly internet Blues magazine with over 38,000 Blues fan subscribers located in more than 90 countries. Their results are the largest award series where Blues fans from all over the world vote to honour the Best in contemporary Blues music.

Just released! Bai Kamara Jr's new single & video 'Homecoming'

June 17, 2020
Since its release in January 2020, BAI KAMARA JR & THE VOODOO SNIFFERS‘ new album Salone had airplay across Europe, Australia & the USA, and received great reviews in the inter/national press.
To celebrate the arrival of the long-awaited vinyl edition of the album, Bai Kamara Jr just released a new single + music video “Homecoming”, a song about memories of peaceful times, hope, rebirth and celebrating life.
It is a very special song for Bai as it captures his first impressions and feelings about being back home in the country of his birth, Sierra Leone, after a long period of absence due to the terrible civil war that lasted for nearly 11 years.

Bai Kamara Jr: 'In My Room' video performance for Rolling Stone France

June 15, 2020
BAI KAMARA JR recorded a live session from his home in Brussels for the French edition of Rolling Stones ‘In My Room’ video series in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch him perform the song “Don’t Worry About Me”, off his album Salone, which the singer-songwriter released in January. The album received an excellent 4-star review from the French edition of the Rolling Stone Magazine with the concluding words “to be discovered urgently” and also made it to ‘Sound of the Day’ on the online version of the magazine earlier in March.

Bai Kamara Jr & The Voodoo Sniffers: Album out on vinyl!

June 5, 2020

On January 24, 2020, Salone, the new album of BAI KAMARA JR & THE VOODOO SNIFFERS was released on CD on the German music label Moosicus/MIG Music.

Finally, vinyl lovers can also extend their collection with a copy of this well-received blues album!

Get it —> HERE <—

Covid-19 crisis: Zig Zag World joins FBMU

May 26, 2020

After various discussions and exchanges between bookers and managers of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, we are proud to announce the birth of the FBMU, the Federation of United Bookers and Managers.

The FBMU studies the problems linked to the professions it represents and its sector. It brings new expertise and new insights thanks to the shared experiences and solidarity of its members.

It was set up in April 2020, in the spirit of consultation triggered by the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to represent its members and their professions before political bodies and the cultural sector, notably via its seat on the CCMA (Comité de Concertation des métiers des Musiques Actuelles).

New collaboration! Now booking: Pierre Vervloesem Band

PIERRE VERVLOESEM is one of the most prolific musicians/producers on the Belgian scene. He has played the guitar on over 300 albums and produced 33 CDs under his own name. He collaborated with Bill Laswell, Spencer Chrislu (Frank Zappa), Charles Hayward (This Heat), Wim Vandekeybus, Jan Fabre, Marc Ribot, David Byrne, Josse de Pauw, Jimi Tenor, Morgan Agren, among others. For 29 years he was Peter Vermeersch’s travelling companion in the bands X-Legged Sally and Flat Earth Society with whom he toured the world.

VERVLOESEM is a talented and atypical guitarist, nicknamed the Belgian Frank Zappa by the press. For the first time in his career, he decided to go on stage with his band and play a selection of his best compositions.

VERVLOESEM gets the best out of the Belgian-style compromise: the mastery of the jazzistic field, the use of the crazy and energetic rhythmics of classic rock, combined with the lively and limitless sides of the electronic universe. He offers a maverick work sprinkled with a touch of madness.